In recent years probability distributions of annual maximum flood peaks have been extensively studied by means of standard statistical methods, not always accounting for the physical meaning of the used variables and parameters. We discuss a simplified rainfall-runoff model proposed for theoretical derivation of probability distributions of rainfall generated extreme floods, mainly controlling the flood process in the Mediterranean area. The assessment of such a simplification can be performed by means of a numerical investigation, which tries to represent as much as possible the natural variability of rainfall and basin response. In this paper first results are presented, mainly focusing on different characteristics of hydrological losses with their climatic signatures and classification.
|Autori interni:||IACOBELLIS, Vito|
|Titolo:||Assessment of a simplified runoff model for the theoretical derivation of the probability distribution of floods|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|